Why Arsenal head coach Unai Emery's experiment with 3-4-3 lasted just 45 minutes at Qarabag

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05 Oct 2018 06:29

Why Arsenal head coach Unai Emery's experiment with 3-4-3 lasted just 45 minutes at Qarabag


แทง บอล ออนไลน์ Sead Kolasinac endures difficult night as Emile Smith Rowe and Matteo Guendouzi add gloss to indifferent performance. Arsenal made it eight wins in a row with a 3-0 victory against Qarabag on Thursday night. As well as making nine changes, head coach Unai Emery switched his formation to 3-4-3 for the first time this season, but the experiment lasted all of 45 minutes - so what went wrong?

Having lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation so far season, Arsenal head coach Unai Emery converted to 3-4-3 for their Europa League encounter in Azerbaijan. The move paid off, initially. Sead Kolasinac - returning for his first match of the campaign - started at left wing-back and highlighted exactly why he is nicknamed 'The Tank' after just three minutes, out-muscling Qarabag captain Maksim Medvedev before going on to earn a corner when his cross was turned behind.

From the resulting corner, Nacho Monreal's header deflected off Sokratis' midriff and Arsenal were ahead with four minutes on the clock. So far, so good. แทง บอล ออนไลน์ There were further signs that Arsenal were adapting well to 3-4-3 when Kolasinac was afforded acres of space out wide before rolling it across the box for Emile Smith Rowe, a move often seen at the Etihad Stadium, where Manchester City casually turn the opposing defence inside-out before a low cross is followed by a tap-in at the back post.

On this occasion, Smith Rowe could not stretch far enough to apply the finishing touch, and though the 18-year-old's starring moment was to come, the fine-flowing move was the last real positive to be drawn แทง บอล ออนไลน์ from Arsenal's dabble with 3-4-3. For while Kolasinac was a threat going forward, he was exposed on numerous occasions defensively, with Qarabag continuing to find joy when playing it behind the Bosnian and Nacho Monreal.

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